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House Finally Passes Sweeping Ethics Overhaul

Responding to widespread voter anger over dozens of lawmakers involved in corruption scandals, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the most sweeping ethics overhaul in more than three decades. Approved this week by a vote of 411-8, the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act mainly aims to curb the huge…

Security Along Mexican Border Worst Than Ever

Years after the deadliest terrorist attacks in U.S. history, security along the southern border is so bad that the head of an Arizona law enforcement agency assures there are areas where battleships could get across with nobody noticing. The problem is so severe that the sheriffs department in the Arizona…

Feds Raid Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ Home

The home of Alaska’s most powerful political figure, Republican Senator Ted Stevens, has been raided by more than a dozen federal agents gathering evidence in a widespread corruption probe involving several bribed legislators. Two major oil company executives and a lobbyist have already pleaded guilty to bribery, conspiracy and federal…

U.S. Court Sends Private Information To Mexico

The state court in one Southern California county uses a company in Mexico to do the data entry of traffic tickets, regularly sending the confidential personal information of U.S. citizens south of the border. Since last year Orange County’s Superior Court – one of 58 superior courts in the state–contracts…

Clinton Gets Another Controversial Endorsement

A veteran California senator recently forced to resign as chair of a powerful military committee for abusing the position to enrich herself has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. At a pep rally in Washington this week, longtime Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein enthusiastically announced that her good friend Hillary would shatter…

Clinton Judge Strikes Hazleton Illegal Alien Law

The nation’s first federal trial to decide whether local governments can act to curb illegal immigration ended with a Clinton-appointed judge striking down a northeastern Pennsylvania city’s law as unconstitutional. The nine-day bench trial began months ago and featured a face off between Latino rights groups and Hazleton Pennsylvania officials…

Arizona Illegal Immigrant Hotline Under Fire

An Arizona sheriff known for battling illegal immigration is again in trouble with so-called Latino rights groups for launching a hotline where citizens can report information about undocumented aliens. Barely a week old, the Maricopa County hotline is indeed as hot as the sizzling Phoenix desert with about 300 messages…

Was U.S.-Mexico Deal Behind Border Patrol Convictions?

Judicial Watch was in federal court this week in its ongoing effort to obtain potentially damaging information from the U.S. government regarding Mexico’s role in the conviction of two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot an illegal immigrant drug smuggler. Just days after the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing…

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